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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 23 June
Urangan - 8am - 3 Hours
Neil Medland
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$148      
Bird Photography Meetup

Bird Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 July
Panorama Dr, Dundowran Beach QLD - 6am - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Learn how to catch those great bird life images.

During the event, we will be exploring the beautiful habitats in the area and photographing the variety of bird species that reside there.

Whether you are new to bird photography or a seasoned pro, this event is a great opportunity to hone your skills, learn from others, and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals who share your passion for bird photography.
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$47      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 13 July
Scarness Pier - 7am - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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$47      

Astrophotography Meetup

Astrophotography Meetup

Sunday 28 July
Urangan Rock Wall - 6pm - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
During this 2 hour meetup we are going to examine the art and techniques associated with Astrophotography as we capture the Milky Way. Learn the settings you need, selecting the location to photograph from and many other techniques. You will walk away with some incredible images from this evening.
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$47      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 10 August
Urangan - 9am - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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$47      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunday 18 August
Point Vernon - 4:30pm - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset.

Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest.
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$47      

ABOUT HERVEY
BAY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Hervey Bay .

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Hervey Bay Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Very informative, I picked up many tips and hints. Neil is very personable and made sure he spent time with every participant.
    5/5
    Linda
    2024-06-03
    I really enjoyed the event, learnt a lot and had fun. Neil is a very very wonderful teacher with an incredible knowledge. I?m looking forward to the next event.
    5/5
    Klaudija
    2024-06-03
    Neil is such a great instructor.
    5/5
    Stacey
    2024-06-02

    Was looking forward to this class and it didnt disappoint. Great informative and a fun evening
    5/5
    Lesley
    2024-05-28
    Brilliant as always
    5/5
    Lesley
    2024-05-14
    Another fantastic class! Lots of new things learnt that I can?t wait to put into practice. Thank you.
    5/5
    Krystal
    2024-04-28

    great learning experience Thanks to our instructor Neil
    5/5
    Suzanne
    2024-04-28
    The event was very positive and informative no
    5/5
    Jim
    2024-04-16
    Awesome so informative another great session with Neil
    5/5
    Lorraine
    2024-04-01

    Excellent. Enjoyable and I learnt a lot.
    5/5
    Kathleen
    2024-04-01
    Thank you for another excellent class! I learnt so many new things in this class and I have already been out practicing using what I?ve learnt.
    5/5
    Krystal
    2024-03-25
    It was a very enjoyable and relaxing morning, Neil was great explaining the camera settings to me. Thankyou Neil.
    5/5
    Tracey
    2024-03-24

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Neil Medland
    Neil Medland is a Photographer with over 30 Years' experience. What started out as a hobby taking Lanscape and Wildlife photos soon switched to becoming a Professional photographer back in 2010. Starting out as a Sports Photographer with local AFL clubs, and Baseball clubs, we eventually went on to become the official photographer for Softball Australia. Our photos became so popular, that we were approached in 2011 to do a wedding. To say the couple were happy with the results would be an understatement. We soon became very sought after and then turned our attention to Weddings.

    Over the past 15 years we have covered all aspects of photography. We have photographed Sports, Weddings, Family Portraits, Product Photography, Models, Graduation, and Events. In 2020 we moved to Hervey Bay and our focus has switched back to where it all started, Landscape Photography. With so much knowledge at our disposal we have recently started teaching and sharing this knowledge with fellow photographers.
    PHOTOS
    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-06-12
    Title or Location: Hervey Bay, QLD
    Winter skies are perfect for astro and being able to capture this in my own back yard is a total blessing. It also gives me the perfect place to practice what I've been learning in the classes. Not only with the camera but also editing.Taken on a Canon 80D. Lens 10-18, ISO 4000, F5.6 and at 30 secs.
    Credit: Tarassa Instone
    Facebook: Instone Images
    Instagram: instone_images

    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-06-05
    Title or Location: River Heads, Quernsland
    This was my first attempt at Astrophotography. I was lucky to have some great guidance on a beautiful cold, crisp night.
    Credit: Michelle Kelly
    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-05-26
    Title or Location: Milky Way at Point Vernon
    I never thought getting up early to photograph the Milky Way was a thing. But I was so glad to get up before the birds to capture not only this but also a shooting star at the foreshore of Point Vernon in Hervey Bay. Camera settings Canon 80d. EF 10-18mm lens. ISO 3200. 30.0s
    Credit: Tarassa Instone

    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Urangan, Hervey Bay Qld Australia
    This was taken on 17/5/24 on a beach just off the Urangan rockwall in Hervey Bay Qld. A beautiful still warm night with no cloud cover at this time.Was taken with a Nikon 7200 and Tokina 11-16 lens. ISO 1600, 11mm, f2.8 at 20sec.Was our first Astro night of the season with https://herveybayphotographygroup.com.au
    Credit: Lesley Allotta

    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-04-28
    Title or Location: Pt Vernon, Hervey Bay Qld Australia
    Photo was taken at sunset with an incoming tide which lead to some good shots with the rocks in the foreground. Taken using a Nikon 7200 at 12mm F11 30sec and ISO 100.
    Credit: Lesley Allotta
    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-04-27
    Title or Location: Hervey Bay - Queensland Australia
    Another glorious sunrise at Scarness Foreshore.
    Credit: Croc
    Facebook: Croc
    Instagram: Croc

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow
    Murrieta Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA
    Long Exposure Christmas at Bainbridge Circle - 134 sec f/11 iso400 50mm (DEC 2020)
    Credit: Charles Grandin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.grandin
    Instagram: @ctgrandin
    Edmonton Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: This photo was taken at Johnson Lake, just outside of Banff.
    This little guy waited for me to focus, refocus and take a few steps closer and posed like a pro, moving his head from side to side so I could capture his best side. He was quite happy to cooperate for a minute or two!Shot with a Nikon Z50
    Credit: Audrey Wiles
    Instagram: @audreymwiles

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-06-15
    Title or Location: Portmarnock Beach

    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Instagram: dogography_dublin
    Anchorage Photography Group
    2024-06-14
    Title or Location: 20 miles south of Anchorage
    Taking with a canon 60 mark II, slow shutter speed FLD filter, F 25, taken late spring, the green was just beginning to come out.
    Credit: Steven Randel
    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Wengen, Switzerland
    The photo was taken just outside the village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland region. Spring had just started making its presence felt with wildflowers starting to bloom in the meadows.
    Credit: Abhi Kulkarni
    Instagram: Photoholic1975

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